Polishing Interface Coating Technology

Case ID:
UA19-168
Invention:

This invention is a method of adhering pitch to a polishing lap that utilizes a non-Newtonian fluid. This advancement enhances the smoothing capabilities for a previously developed polishing tool or similar tools that use a non-Newtonian fluid.

 

Background:

Manufacturing of lenses requires expensive machinery including high precision grinding and polishing machines. There is a need for advanced polishing laps to optimize the quality and quantity of high-grade lenses. Optical products are rigorously tested and only the highest-grade lenses end up as finished products. This required rigor has a direct effect on profits for the optical instruments and lens manufacturing industry. 

 

Applications:

  • Polishing optical surfaces


Advantages:

  • Enhanced smoothing
  • Higher accuracy
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Kennedy Nyairo
Sr. Licensing Manager, Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
knyairo@email.arizona.edu
Lead Inventor(s):
Daewook Kim
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